Fangio, Polian, Hart join Stanford's staff

Updated: February 9, 2010, 6:27 PM ET
Associated Press

STANFORD, Calif. -- Stanford hired former NFL assistant Vic Fangio as defensive coordinator.

Coach Jim Harbaugh also announced Tuesday that Brian Polian will take over as special teams coordinator and Randy Hart is the new defensive line coach.

Fangio spent the previous 24 seasons in the NFL. He most recently was linebackers coach under Harbaugh's brother, John, in Baltimore.

Co-defensive coordinator Andy Buh left last month for Nevada. Ron Lynn will stay on as director of player development.

Polian is the son of Colts president Bill Polian. He coached special teams the past five years for Notre Dame.

Hart had served as defensive line coach at Washington for 21 years before holding the same job at Notre Dame last season.


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